Rania Rangou
The Sea
No more travel plan
Niki Giro
Athens by night
Alexander the Great Wired
The work of Rania Rangou, although unquestionably painting, refines within her all the experience of the new media of the last forty years, of the visual installations, of photography, of video, of cinema. She creates a visual thriller where elements of reality are intertwined with painting exercises, riddles and puzzles, in a dark psychedelic trip. Every representation seems to hide the threat of a complete overthrow. In her paintings the gaze enters dangerous paths. It is a work that requires careful observation by the viewer. At first glance we see scenes of everyday life. Then we discover a series of puzzles and paradoxes.
[Thanassis Moutsopoulos]
Rania Rangou (b. 1970 – Athens, Greece) studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (1989-1994) and at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid (1994-1995). For two consecutive years (1998-1999), she studied Video Art and Music & Sound Techniques at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Her works are in private and public collections, including the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Rethymnon Art Center.